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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
To Hear

Tula A. Connell, Ph.D.

Senior Communications Officer
Solidarity Center

Speak on

The Rise of the Conservative War
on Unions and Civil Rights

Tula Connell tells a forceful story of postwar urban politics that shows how far-right conservatives created a 50-year game plan to make America great again.” Its central strategies are all-out efforts to suppress unions and dismantle civil rights and social programs. Their assaults laid the groundwork for conservatism’s extreme and far-reaching successes we see in national politics today.

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Last month...
Trump, Sanders and the Politics of Revolt with guest speaker Harold Meyerson, Executive Director, The American Prospect.  Click here to learn more...
Earlier this year...
Trade, Jobs and Wages with guest speaker Robert E. Scott, Senior Economist and Director of Trade and
Manufacturing Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute. Click here to learn more...
Organizing for Greater 
Economic, Racial and Social Justice
with guest speaker Prof. Marilyn Sneiderman, Professor, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations/Director, Center for Innovation in Worker Organizations. Click here to learn more...

Women in the U.S. Labor Market
with speakers Sharon Block, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor and Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFO-CIO.
A new movement of working people is emerging in the U.S. labor market. It is more female and racially diverse than its predecessors. Women now make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, yet they still make only 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.  The question of the day is whether workers can obtain the political power and economic justice that past generations enjoyed.

The Fight for Rights for Public Sector Workers – A Reflection on the Current State of Events with guest speaker William (Bill) Lucy, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Emeritus Click here to learn more...